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12 June 2013, 16:34

Eclipse publishes data for Kepler release train

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As is traditional in the run up to its yearly release, the Eclipse Foundation has now published statistics related to the projects included in the Eclipse 4.3 release train, code-named Kepler, which is expected to be released on 27 June. Wayne Beaton, Director of Open Source Projects at the Eclipse Foundation, writes that he expects 72 projects to make the release train this year, which mirrors the Eclipse Juno release, which also included 72 projects.

Some projects, such as Virgo, Jetty and the Runtime Packaging Project (RTP) are not part of this year's release train and a number of projects have been merged with others, such as Xtend (which is now part of Xtext). Projects included in the Kepler release for the first time are Hudson, Sphinx, Stardust, EMF Diff/Merge and Maven Integration for Web Tools Platform.

As Beaton points out, several of these projects include sub-projects, such as Mylyn, which houses nine different tools but is listed as a single project. Taking all of these sub-projects into account, Beaton arrives at a total number of 102 projects on the release train. 92 per cent of these projects use Git as their version control system of choice now; CVS is no longer supported for Eclipse project source code control.

In total, Eclipse Kepler includes approximately 58 million lines of code, contributed by 425 committers from 54 organisations. The release includes 915 individual features and 4,786 OSGi bundles.


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